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  • Name: Herbarium, Sabah Forestry Department, Forest Research Centre, P.O. Box 1407 Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah 90715, Malaysia
  • Herbarium Code: SAN
  • Current Status: Active
  • Number of Specimens: 273599
  • Taxonomic Coverage: Vascular plants
  • Geography: mainly Borneo
  • Date Founded: 1916



SAN was destroyed twice in the end of World War II by Allied air attacks and/or Japanese vandalism (mainly responsible if it is true), and on 31 January 1968 by fire (vide Sugau et al. 2016: 4 & 6). Losses are summarized as follows:

  • More than 10,800 herbarium sheets including collections made by D.M. Matthews, F.W. Foxworthy, D.D. Wood and H. Keith before 1945 (fide Ibbotson 2014)
  • Some 15,000 post-war herbarium specimens and several hundred wood specimens collected by 31 January 1961, except for unmounted 1959–1960 collections (fide Meijer 1968).